Avoid getting lost with your new iPhone!
We've all heard the complaints: While iOS 6 brings a few great new features to the iPhone 5 (and some other iOS devices), the new Maps app doesn't match the Google Maps app that came with earlier versions of iOS. Gone are Street View, mass-transit directions, and Google's robust info on points of interest. But all isn't lost. Google Maps will be coming back to iOS, and it's reasonable to expect Apple's native app to improve. In the meantime, we've picked a few of our favorite mapping and transit apps and added them to our list of Must-have apps. Take a look, and share your faves here!
One of the first apps I install on any BlackBerry I have owned is Google Maps, mostly because I don't think RIM's own BlackBerry maps is as well done (Sound familiar?). I then forget BB Maps even exists and use Google Maps as a default service. No harm, no foul. The same is likely to happen with Apple maps and Google Maps, and people are already searching for alternative mapping solutions.
I have no doubt that Apple Maps is something that Apple will heavily invest in and improve, even if they are currently behind at this point in time. Having mobs of unhappy customers is going to drive them even harder to achieve success in this area.
Sources are saying that a Google Maps app is ready and waiting approval. However such an approval may undermine Apple's efforts to get their "crowdsourced" mapping application some data.
I suppose the best you can do is copy/paste addresses into Google Maps or at the worst case make the move to android- assuming mapping is a very very important feature for you. However I feel an ecosystem shift is way too drastic for a lot of users, thus they will get used to the change over time
For me, it's been an upgrade, since the data's roughly the same quality but the maps are easier to read, faster to load, and the new turn-by-turn is awesome. I know that's not true for everyone and I'm not trying to extrapolate any broad statement out of it, just putting it out there anecdotally that it's not all bad for everyone.
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